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Solar Power 'Standard' in New Southern California Neighborhood

Posted by Adam Sewall In Thursday, July 7 2011 under: Lancaster, KB Home, Antelope Valley, Solar Homes, Homebuilder, California Solar

Judging from a 2006 survey, a remarkable number of U.S. homeowners have become interested residential solar energy in recent years.

As a result, more and more U.S. homebuilders are actively building out their solar-powered home offerings. Big-name builders like Pulte Homes, Meritage Homes and KB Home have all been jockeying for top spot as the provider solar-powered, energy-efficient homes.

KB Home is the latest to notch a success.

The Los Angeles-based homebuilder yesterday announced the grand opening of a solar home community in Lancaster, California. Situated in Antelope Valley, KB Home's Arroyo community is the first in the area to offer solar energy systems as a standard feature on all new homes.

To be sure, the standard systems on offer aren't particularly large.

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Solar Home of the Future Built in Lancaster, California

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Wednesday, July 21 2010 under: Electric Cars, Lancaster, KH Homes, Solar Homes, BYD, CA, batteries, California Solar

The future, it seems, is now -- at least in Lancaster, California, the eighth largest city in sunny Los Angeles County and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. What better place -- thought the heads of KH Homes, an American home builder, and BYD, a China-based maker of batteries -- to construct a solar-powered, smog-reducing home of the future? The result of the two companies' efforts is a trailblazing design for energy-efficient homes.

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